Leading firms: Italian-speaking Switzerland in Switzerland
Bär & Karrer Ltd. has strong expertise in transactions, dispute resolution, tax and private clients mandates in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. Paolo Bottini is a key contact for banks, financial institutions and companies for a variety of legal matters. Cesare Jermini is a disputes specialist.
‘Bär & Karrer offers a very highly skilled team; it provides well-integrated tax and non-tax legal capabilities, and it ensures prompt replies to its client’s needs.’
‘Paolo Bottini is a smart tax lawyer with the ability to understand the background and transactions, and can offer solutions that are practical and professional.‘
Banca dello Stato del Cantone Ticino
- Advised the owners of Astes4 on the sale of their interests in the company to Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.
- Assisted Cavotec with a capital increase by way of a rights offering to its shareholders.
Kellerhals Carrard's Lugano-office covers an impressive breadth of practice areas; it is particularly noted for its activity in dispute resolution, M&A, intellectual property, and tax matters. Corporate and sports specialists Henry Peter and Massimiliano Maestretti, tax expert Giovanni Stucchi, litigator Ivan Paparelli and Lars Schlichting, who knows banking and finance law well, are prominent practitioners. Andrea Fioravanti, Stefano Perucchi and Jonathan Bernasconi are also noted.
‘The team is available, responsive and understands the issues.’
GSA Gestion Sportive Automobiles SA
Jelurida Swiss SA
VF International Sagl
Alitalia – Società Aerea Italiana SpA
Moncler Suisse SA
Bundesamt für Bauten und Logistik BBL
Ermenegildo Zegna SpA
Palamon Capital Partners
Deborah Group BV
36th America’s Cup Arbitration Panel
Haas Formula LLC, USA
Ducati Motor Holding SpA
Münich Motorsport GmbH
Sailing Team Mascalzone Latino
- Advised Ferrari on general tax and transfer pricing matters.
- Represented an equipment supplier in a dispute in relation to the construction of a new building.
- Acted for Precicast on the transfer of the entire issued share capital to Georg Fisher.
Walder Wyss Ltd.'s Lugano office has considerable experience in employment, dispute resolution, IP and IT, and real estate matters. It is also active in the transactions and life sciences space. Stefano Codoni and Davide Jermini have a broad practice and are the key contacts. Other highlighted practitioners are counsels Stefano Fornara and Davide Cerutti and managing associate Marco Galli.
‘It is a quite rare to find a team of professionals of this quality and extraordinary standard. Kindness, availability, capabilities and know-how are beyond any expectation.’
‘The firm impresses with a strong network, a pragmatic approach and quick answers.’
‘Stefano Codoni is always available and is able to coordinate the work of teams in various jurisdictions, being a very efficient interface between the clients and the lawyers in different legal systems. The quality of input and advice both technical and strategical is impeccable.’
‘Davide Jermini is a great lawyer – pragmatic, fair, flexible, fast.‘
Actial Farmaceutica Srl,
Bravofly / Bravonext/ Lastminute.com
Riverside Europe Partners BVBA
Akara Funds AG
- Acted for TDK Lambda on the acquisition of Nextys.
- Represented lastminute.com in litigation against Ryanair.